Rookie Riders is curriculum-based, filled with engaging activities that are fundamental to success in horseback riding. It includes basic gymnastics on mats, fundamental skills learned on Radish, our “barrel horse” and concludes with an introduction to riding. It is a core skill-building program that benefits all disciplines.
Fundamental Movement Skills
Develop Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) necessary for riding by engaging students physically, mentally, and emotionally in individual and group activities
Learn about horses and how to safely interact with them
Fundamental Sport Skills
Learn to safely mount and dismount
Develop ability to maintain a balanced and relaxed position with proper posture while mounted
Become comfortable changing into a variety of positions and holds while mounted